Gallery: Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Par...

The High Line is not just a model to follow, but also an inspiration as the idea of turning a bridge into a park was once thought of as unrealistic. The High Line proves this isn’t so -- and that residents will not only use it, but flock to it for events, activities, and general meeting.

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  1. wiserforit April 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    While this is a whimsical, lovely idea, there remains some reality-oriented questions too. First, where will monies come from to maintain the bridge/park from year to year, especially with the frequently mentioned rotting floating caissons that support it? Second, artists should be rendering illustrations of the bridge/park as it will appear dwarfed next to the two larger bridge spans that are slated to be built towering over it. Yes, there will be three bridges side-by-side — something that might offend village residents even more. Third, how realistic is it to plan fountains and trees on a bridge that is subjected to high winds? Fourth, none of the drawings show how suicide prevention fences will have to be installed — recently the TZB has jumpers every few months. The High Line park was not faced with any of these obstacles. Curious to hear replies.